Plugged In

Are you aged 11-25 living in North Yorkshire?
Passionate about MUSIC?
Want your voice to be heard?

Join our Plugged In programme, and have a say in the music opportunities on offer in North Yorkshire!

NYMAZ is a charity that works with organisations around the county to bring exciting music-making opportunities to children and young people. We are looking for motivated young people aged 11-25 to join our programme called Plugged In.

What is the Plugged In programme?

  • Take part in your own local music projects
  • Give us your views to help shape our music projects and marketing
  • Spread the word about music opportunities in your area
  • Meet professionals from the music industry
  • Get advice and guidance to improve your music-making
  • The chance to win funding and support for your own music project
  • If you’re doing Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh, we can help
  • We’ll pay your travel to the open sessions

There are two different Plugged In programmes - Plugged In and Plugged In+

Plugged In (11-16 year olds) and Plugged In+ (16-25 year olds)


Get your geek on. Take part in a series of workshops or PODs (Professional Opportunity and Development groups) to kickstart your music!


Let your creative side out. Work alongside professionals and other young people to create an exciting range of music, musical activities and events of your choice!


Be inspired. Take the opportunity to put all those skills into practice by creating your own project or event!

As a Plugged In member, you will be invited to your local meetings which take place around the county, gaining access to music industry professionals who can advise you on a range of different music careers, getting your music heard, where you can improve your music-making and loads more!

Professional Opportunity and Developments (PODs)

NYMAZ PODs are short courses and experiences for groups of young people interested in developing and gaining experience in a range of different music industry roles. It’s also a chance to try out different music making skills and techniques. PODs can take different formats including weekly sessions over 4-6 weeks and one off workshops. The sessions can be online, in-person or a hybrid format.

Have an idea for a music project or event? Bring along your ideas and NYMAZ might be able to help you make it happen! YOU will help shape the programme, and the way NYMAZ makes decisions, by contributing your ideas and opinions at the sessions, through online surveys and at events.

Your voice matters, and we want to hear it!

To sign up to our Plugged In programme, click here


NYMAZ Plugged In member, Luke interviews Hope&Social’s Rich Huxley click here for the highlights!

Full interview with Rich Huxley from Hope&Social on soundcloud!

Key Stage 3 (11-16yrs) Graphic Score activity!
Download here!